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Topic # 146861 31-May-2014 16:24
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Ive just connected my desktop pc directly to my tv to use solely as a media pc. The only issue is that whenever the computer "thinks" a red light flashes at the front of the box which is just an annoyance.

Is there anyway to easily stop this? Maybe in bios?

Its a p6t motherboard if that helps.

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  Reply # 1057121 31-May-2014 16:26
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Turn the PC off!

Sorry couldnt resist that.

In all seriousness its sounds like the hard drive activity LED.  Thats connected to the motherboard via a plug that can easily be pulled off.  Wont affect the running of the PC at all, will just stop the LED illuminating.  Just trace the wire from the LED back to the motherboard and pull.

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  Reply # 1057122 31-May-2014 16:27
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Duct Tape?

Unplug the activity light?

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  Reply # 1057129 31-May-2014 16:32
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Um dumb.

Will try pulling cable. :)

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  Reply # 1057197 31-May-2014 20:04
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Tiny bit of blu-tak to cover the LED?

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  Reply # 1057334 1-Jun-2014 00:24
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Pull the cable.

They will be labeled as such:  PW_LED/PWR_LED and HDD_LED
You will also find a diagram of the front I/O panel connectors for the motherboard in the motherboard's owners manual.

Pull one at a time so you don't mix them up.  Leave the power cable plugged in to the power supply, but switch the power supply off.  Touch metal inside the case before touching the board, just to be safe.  Don't do it on the carpet.

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  Reply # 1057380 1-Jun-2014 08:24
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HDD LED or IDE LED is the one you want to unplug (that's the hard drive activity indicator, or "thinking light". PW LED or PWR LED will be the one that's on when your computer's on, and usually blinks when the computer's in sleep mode. Can unplug that as well if you want. Just don't unplug the power or reset switches, and if you have one leave the PC speaker (beeper) plugged in (this will be the widest one, 4 pins wide).

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  Reply # 1057388 1-Jun-2014 08:54
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